Scruffypup saidI've always laughed at people who go to these things but one of my best friends really wants to go and now we have a whole group of us going. My problem is, this thing is in Texas and the weather is going to be hot. We'll be camping there for two days and nights and I don't want to sweat my ass off in tights and long sleeve ruffled shirts the whole time. Preferably I'd prefer to not wear anything on my legs to stay cool. I've done Google Image searches but came up with nothing. Anyone have any ideas?
European men during the medieval & early Renaissance periods wore "tights" as we would call them today. They never went bare-legged, unless they were poor peasants. Loose trousers did not exist. Europe was colder than today, and experienced what is called the "Little Ice Age".
So you gotta problem. What you might consider is being a jester, whose sleeves don't have to be so ruffled.
Men's clothing style from that era, BTW, was based on wearing a suit of metal armor. Although only knights could wear armor, it set the fashion for all men.
Hence the leg tights, and the heavily padded blouses, on which the heavy upper armor would rest comfortably. There was also a later fad to put slashes in the sleeves & tunic, which simulated sword strokes a man might have experienced. You see personages like Henry VIII wearing that.
Second BTW, in that portrait above, King Henry is wearing a codpiece. Sorta like a jock. It let a knight pee while wearing his armor. Plus the tights they wore didn't have zippers or buttoned flies, just an opening where your dick was. So it was covered with a strap-on cod.